Kinetic Description of Multiscale Phenomena

The Annual Kinetic FRG Meeting
May 23-26, 2011

Van Vleck Hall
Department of Mathematics
University of Wisconsin -Madison
Madison, WI 53706

Aspects of dissipation in the kinetic theory

Prof. Tai-Ping Liu

Stanford University

Abstract:  There are several aspects of dissipation for the kinetic theory. The most standard one is the H-Theorem, as the consequence of the molecular chaos for the Boltzmann equation. There is also the dissipative boundary conditions such as that of the Maxwell-types. The fluid-type disspations are the combined effects of linear transport and the collision operators. We will illustrate these through several concrete examples.